Tag: Expats

Nov 05 2017

Taking Currency In or Out of The Philippines

Taking Currency In or Out of The Philippines

Laws on bringing money into the Philippines, and taking it out, need to be looked at from both Philippine Currency and Foreign Currency seperately.

Foreign currency in excess of $10,000 MUST be declared when entering or leaving the Philippines

Authorization by the Bangko Sentral Ng Pilipinas (Bsp), is required for the taking in and bringing out of the Philippines, of Philippine currency in excess of php 50,000.

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Oct 03 2017

PhilHealth Expands Coverage to Foreign Nationals

Philippines National Health Service Insurance for Foreigners

The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth), [the Philippines National Health Service] now allows foreign nationals and former Filipino citizens who have chosen to retire in the Philippines to avail themselves of social health insurance benefits.

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Nov 28 2016

How Much Money Can You Take into or Out of the Philippines

How much in Philippine currency can you take in or out of the Philippines?
The figure has recently increased from Php 10,000.00 to Php 50,000.00 in local currency.

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Jun 25 2016

Removing Name from Immigration Blacklist

The Philippine Immigration Department has a ruling on the amount of time before an Immigration Blacklisted person can be removed from the blacklist.

This is often either 3 or 6 months after being blacklisted, but can be as high as 10 years.

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Jan 29 2016

Electricity Cost Comparisons Australia v Philippines

Comparing Electricity Costs between Philippines and Western Countries Comparing Electricity Costs between the Philippines and Australia (and other countries), is not always easy, unless the living situation is similar. But here is a good example, for very similar living conditions…. Electricity Cost Comparison Australia and Philippines: After a couple of years in the Philippines, and …

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Aug 31 2015

Stay for 3 Years as a Tourist in The Philippines

Three Years on a Tourist Visa in the Philippines Non Visa required nationals can stay for up to Thirty-six (36) months on eligible tourist visas before needing to leave the country again. Visa required nationals can stay for up to Twenty-four (24) months on eligible tourist visas before needing to leave the country again. The …

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Aug 29 2015

Entering the Philippines with a Passport with under 6 Months left.

Can you enter the Philippines with a Passport that expires within 6 Months? From the 15th July 2015 foreign nationals with passports or official travel documents of less than six (6) months validity from date of arrival may be allowed entry into the Philippines. Those that will be allowed entry must be Nationals from countries …

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Aug 15 2015

Emigration Clearance Certification (ECC) to be available at Airports

Emigration Clearance Certification (ECC) to be available at Airports Visitor Visa Holders can now get the ECC at the Airport.. IF a) Is leaving the country within twenty-four (24) hours and with Boarding Pass; b) Stayed in the Philippines for six (6) months but not more than one (1) year; c) Is a holder of …

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Aug 06 2015

Australian Working Visa 457

Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457) for Australia ​​​​​​​This visa lets a skilled worker travel to Australia to work in their nominated occupation for their approved sponsor for up to four years. ​​ To get the 457 Visa you need: To have been sponsored by an approved business To have the required skills to fill …

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Jul 27 2015

Australian Medicals for Visa in Manila

Medical Examination Procedures for Australian Visa Applicants This information is provided from the St. Luke’s Medical Center Extension Clinic, but should be similar to all other Medical options. All Australian Visa Applicants (except for those applying for subclass 457, 856, or 857) must first lodge their visa application either through eVisa system or at the …

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Jul 18 2015

New Links for Australian Visa Classes

Australian Visa Classes at www.border.gov.au Following the changes to the Immigration Website www.immi.gov.au these are the new links for some relevant Visa Classes. Spousal – Partner visas Partner (Provisional and Migrant) visa (subclass 309 100) Partner visa (subclass 801 820) Prospective Marriage visa – Fiancee (subclass 300) Visitor visas Visitor (subclass 600) Family visas Contributory …

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Jul 07 2015

Self Storage facility in Mandaue City, Cebu

Container Conversions & Modifications Inc. Mabugat Road, Lower Tabok, Mandaue City Cebu Contact: Tel: 032 350 1610 Mob: 0917 773 9915 Email: erivas@ccm.com.ph Web: http://www.ccm.com.ph Details: CCM Storage Services specialises in providing exceptionally secure commercial goods storage at very low cost and flexible rental periods. From locker spaces to forty foot container vans, we’ve got …

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Jul 06 2015

Australian Visa Application – Medical Locations

Immigration Visa for Australia and need a Medical ? Locations of medical panel doctors authorised to carry out Medicals for Australian  Immigration. Australian Visa Application – Medical Locations MANILA Nationwide Health Systems AUX Inc 2nd Floor Annex, Zeta Building 191 Salcedo Street, Legaspi Village Makati City 1299 Metro Manila St Luke’s Medical Center Extension Clinic …

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Jun 29 2015

Indian Nationals entering the Philippines as Tourist

Visa for Indian Tourist into Philippines A Visa is required before arrival The visitor must apply for a visa at the Philippine Embassy or Philippine Consulate in the country of legal residence. HOWEVER: Effective 20 April 2015, Indian passport holders do not require a visa for tourism travel not exceeding fourteen (14) days provided that …

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Jun 23 2015

British Passport Renewals in the Philippines

Renew a British Passport in the Philippines A British passport is renewed when in the Philippines by lodging an Application in the UK The application can be started at: www.gov.uk/overseas-passports The British Embassy is located at: 120 Upper McKinley Road, McKinley Hill Taguig City Metro Manila 1634 Philippines www.gov.uk/government/world/organisations/british-embassy-manila

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Jun 23 2015

Australian Passport Renewals in the Philippines

Renew an Australian Passport in the Philippines An Australian Passport can be renewed in Manila, Philippines. Appointments should be made at least two weeks in advance to lodge passport applications/renewals. Passport interviews are available from 9am to 11.30am Monday to Friday From 1 July 2015 all passport applications/renewals will require a face to face interview …

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Jun 22 2015

Bank ATM Limits in the Philippines

Bank ATM Limits in the Philippines A selection of the major banks in the Philippines, showing the daily ATM limits. Virtually all the banks that I have seen, have a maximum withdrawal of 10,000 pesos per transaction. But it is not uncommon for some people to do two or three withdrawals at a time, to get out …

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Jun 13 2015

Top 10 Tourist Spenders in Philippines 2015

Which Countries Tourists spend the most in the Philippines The United States of America moved up as the top tourism spender for March 2015, with Php 4.03 billion, overtaking Korea’s Php 3.34 billion visitor spent. Australia was 3rd with Php 1.08 billion, while Japan with Php 1.07 billion, and United Kingdom Php 0.95 Billion provided …

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Jun 09 2015

Expats Cost of Living in Philippines

How does does it cost to live in the Philippines? That is a question much like: “How long is a piece of string”? But can we get an idea ? I am going to say that 100,000 pesos per month will be a close figure for the majority, in 2015. This is why I come …

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Jun 08 2015

Who can enter the Philippines without a Visa?

Can I enter the Philippines without a Visitor Visa? Under Executive Order No. 408, nationals of the countries listed below may enter the Philippines without a visa. If you are a foreign national from a country with diplomatic ties or bilateral agreement with the Philippines, you are allowed to enter the country without securing an …

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